4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) is an exciting, interactive learning experience that engages thousands of youth across the country in conducting the National Science Experiment.
The 2015 experiment is Motion Commotion, designed by Oregon 4-H. The experiment explores motion through the relationship of speed and stopping distance, physics, reaction time and safety. Oregon 4-H designed the experiment in partnership with Vernier Software and Technology.
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U.S. Cellular employee volunteering with 4-H'ers in Lisbon Falls, ME.
U.S. Cellular is a new national sponsor of 4-H National Youth Science Day and is providing additional STEM funding to several state 4-H programs. Their commitment to 4-H will provide opportunities to enhance the learning experience for youth and communities by championing K-12 and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programs.
U.S. Cellular associates participated in the National Volunteer Month in April and will collaborate with local 4-H clubs on a variety of volunteer efforts including STEM-focused opportunities throughout the year.
STEM is the wave of the future. Experts credit technological innovation with almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and nearly all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM.
But, America is falling behind. Today, the United States ranks 27th among developed nations with college students receiving science or engineering degrees. Only one percent of fourth-graders, two percent of eighth-graders and one percent of high school seniors are deemed “advanced” in science. Only 45 percent of U.S. high school graduates in 2011 were ready for college work in math and 30 percent were ready in science.
For more than 100 years, 4-H has been at the forefront of teaching young people about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our hands-on programs empower youth and provide them with opportunities to grown, learn, and become confident kids.
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